Swinney Frankland River Syrah 2018 (3-pack)

Swinney Frankland River Syrah 2018 (3-pack)

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‍"This red features two new Rhône clones of syrah (470 & 174) and the Waldron clone, which appear to suit Frankland’s chill. This is dense and powerful, with intense spice and black pepper flavours, yet is fresh and vibrant." - Peter Forrestal, GT Wine.

Tasting Notes
89% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre
Deep saturated garnet with purple hues, our 2018 Syrah is medium to full-bodied with pristine freshness. Fresh blackberry and pepper are complemented by cedar, bitumen and mocha. Inky blueberry fruit fills out the palate with Szechuan pepper, rosemary and tar complemented by fine dusty tannins and a hint of vanillan oak. Juicy, plush and satisfying with great depth and length.

Production Notes
The fruit was hand-picked from 21-year old Syrah vines on our Frankland River vineyard, sorted by hand and crushed into small open top fermenters. We incorporated 5% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture and provide the framework on which to express the opulence and spice of Syrah. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained large format French oak (40% new). It was aged for 14 months prior to bottling. The wine was made with minimum effective sulphites, it was not fined and only minimally filtered.